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A warming bacon & lentil soup

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Eating Ideas Towers is currently snow bound and I’m getting a little bit of cabin fever.  What better time to make a delicious soup?  Hearty, healthy and warming- perfect on a freezing cold day.  This soup is made with bacon, lentils, carrots and parsnips.  I have to say, its totally delicious and just what I needed after […]


Eating Ideas Towers is currently snow bound and I’m getting a little bit of cabin fever.  What better time to make a delicious soup?  Hearty, healthy and warming- perfect on a freezing cold day.  This soup is made with bacon, lentils, carrots and parsnips.  I have to say, its totally delicious and just what I needed after building a snow hen in the garden! 

The recipe, instructions and video can be found below…

My snow hen!
  • 3 rashers of smoked back bacon
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 large parsnips (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 onion (peeled and chopped_
  • 125g red lentils
  • 1 litre of ham stock (or alternative stock)
  • Extra water if required
  • Fry the bacon in the pot and set to one side
  • Fry the onion and add the stock
  • Add the carrots, parsnips and lentils and bring to a simmer
  • remove the rind from the back and discard
  • Chop the bacon into small pieces and add to the soup mixture
  • Simmer until the vegetables are fully cooked
  • Blend until partially smooth.  Leave some texture
  • Add water if needed to get the right consistency
  • Season to taste
  • Serve and enjoy

Did you know that I have soup making credentials?  My bacon and bean soup won the New Covent Garden soup of the Month competition.  It was made and sold around the UK and I will admit be being thrilled to see my name on the carton!


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